About 90 Independent Monitors have been engaged in Kogi State for the National Social Investment Programmes, NSIPs to monitor beneficiaries in their locality.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq urged them to discharge their duties with high sense of responsibility and sincerity.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouk made this known at the commencement of training for the Independent Monitors in the state.
Represented by Hajiya Safiya Sani, she said the monitor should also ensure that the primary objectives of the programmes are achieved.
” While this is the initial training to get you acquainted with your schedule of duties, the Ministry will ensure you continue to receive regular training
and guidance for effective monitoring within communities you are assigned.
“You will be closely supervised by officials of the Ministry and your activities will also be monitored by the Ministry and other Stake holders at the state level”, she said.
The Minister, warned that the Ministry will not hesitate to take any monitor off the programme if found violating the terms of engagement.
The Focal Person of Kogi State, represented by Hajiya Khadijat Karibo, and the representative of the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ambassador Mohammed. Abdullahi, commended the Federal government for initiating the social intervention programmes aimed at lifting Nigerians out of poverty.
They called on the Monitors to be committed to their assignments and be transparent and honest in the discharge of their duties.